Panic Attack by David Heulfryn

When Max leaves for school the day after being punished unjustly, in his opinion, he starts to feel strange. His pulse quickens, his palms sweat, and his breathing falters. On the outside, he displays the signs of having a heart attack.

Children today face unimaginable pressures, more than I did when I was at school. I was that awkward gay boy trying desperately to hide who he was from a homophobic society. If I had social media to deal with on top of that, I don’t know if I could have coped. I suffered panic attacks. I thought I was dying at times. Anxiety seems to be normal in today’s kids. The amount of teens I’ve met that suffer from anxiety is overwhelming.

Max’s anxiety stems from being punished unjustly. Many children go to school coping with similar anxieties; a fear of bullying, a fear of being found out, a fear of being different. We are all different; no two people are the same, not even identical twins. We need to educate and empower our children to be the best they can be. The UK curriculum needs a major kick up the arse to educate children about modern life. Technology moves faster than politics.


Lost in School by David Heulfryn

When Max gets to school, he discovers that Neil is bored with babysitting him and leaves him alone to fend for himself. But Max is still unsure where all his classes are and soon finds himself lost and alone. The headmaster, Mr Price, finds him in the corridors when he should be in class. Unfortunately, this leads to Max facing his first punishment. An unjust punishment.

Looking After Finn by David Heulfryn

Finn comes home on a high from swim club. He’s proud of how he taught the youngsters and how Coach Anderson wants him to get qualified as a swim teacher. But when in bed and talking to Max, Finn admits that Eddie has been on his mind. Max tells him what he knows of love and how it can surprise you who you fall in love with. Also, despite ejaculating before he went to sleep, Finn has another wet dream, and it is up to Max to clean up after him.

After School by David Heulfryn

Finn and Adam stay together after school for further tuition. Finn strips off and encourages Adam to do the same, but he is reluctant; Adam isn’t a nudist. He talks about Cockaigne, the punishments and how his father and step-brother were punished.

Later, in bed, Max and Finn talk about their first day at school. Finn tells how he asked Adam to be his boyfriend the first time he asked another boy out.